In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever.
Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.
Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.
This was insightful into the lives of 3 poignant characters from Call Me By Your Name. Almost like a novella that provides you with glimpses of how their lives ended up.
I actually forgot how beautiful Aciman’s writing can be. The exploration of life through psychology and the Greek Mythology & classical music he weaves into his story makes for a unique read. There’s truly none other like it. Its truly one of a kind and that, for me, makes his books stand out.
I enjoyed the relationship dynamics in this book and how certain people are meant to come into your life for a reason in the form of a blessing. I dont want to give too much away but Aciman explores relationship scenarios that you don’t read much about. He has a profund view on life and when he writes about themes of time, lost love and new beginnings, you actually believe it. And that is the sign of a great writer.
It was wonderful to see how these characters ended up and how their stories come to an end via the paths they end up choosing. I enjoyed all three perpectives and didnt mind Samuel, Elio’s dad, story either. Elio and Oliver are honestly my favourite and the way their story turned out warms my heart immensely.
I CANNOT wait for this too to be adpated into a movie! The Call Me By Your Name movie is honestly a freaking masterpiece and I recommend you watch it ASAP so I know this adaptation will be superb!
And honestly? LOVE this title of this novel because !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my feelings!
Jonathan Ball Publishers were kind to send me a review copy! Thank you so much 🙂